The shipping industry (owning and operating container ships, ports and other shipping related businesses) has led to massive family fortunes all over the world.
Analysts at Alphaliner published a listing of Liner Shipping Billionaires on Tuesday. A.P. Moeller-Maersk and its family fund with the net value of USD 21 billion are 2nd out of a total of 21 families on the 2013 survey. Li Ka Shing, the world’s largest terminal operator, is ahead with USD 10 billion.
Norwegian-born shipowner John Fredriksen with USD 11.5 billion is the fifth on the list. His primary interests are tank and offshore apart from ship financing and travel group activities.
Others included on the list are the Oetker family, Italian Gianluigi Aponte, who owns the world’s second largest container carrier, Swiss MSC and Jacques Saadé, who controls French CMA CGM.
Alphaliner’s analysis reveals that terminal operators have generally been able to maintain the value of their fortunes. Most ship owning families have seen reduction in their fortunes but lesser than the other shipping companies.
Alphaliner: Liner shipping billionaires 2013
- Li Ka Shing & family 31.0 mia USD, Hong Kong
- A.P. Møller family & foundations 21.0 mia USD Denmark
- Iris Fontbona & Luksic family 17.4 mia USD Chile
- Robert Kuok 12.5 mia. USD Malaysia
- John Fredriksen 11.5 mia USD Cyprus
- Oetker family 9.2 mia. USD Germany
- Klaus-Michael Kuhne 9.0 mia USD Germany
- Gianluigi Aponte & family 8.0 mia. USD Switzerland
- Idan Ofer 6.5 mia. USD Israel
- Eyal Ofer 6.0 mia. USD Israel
- Dennis Washington 5.2 mia. USD United States
- Enrique Razon, Jr. 4.5 mia. USD Philippines
- Gautam Adani 3.1 mia. USD India
- Yildirim family 2.9 mia. USD Turkey
- Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary 2.8 mia. USD Malaysia
- C.C. Tung & family 2.6 mia. USD Hong Kong
- Jacques Saadé & family 1.8 mia. USD France
- Döhle family 1.7 mia. USD Germany
- Chang Yung Fa & family 1.5 mia. USD Taiwan
- George M. Logothetis & family 1.0 mia. USD Greece
- Chen Chao Chuan & family 1.0 mia. USD Taiwan